Monday, 23 October 2017

Animals

Today Jen is looking for

Animals

as the theme for the latest Ooh La La Challenge.


So I chose this lovely fishing boat image off the Paula Oakley Collection.  Coming from a north east fishing town, I love this boat image, reminds me of the harbour I grew up beside and all the huge boats that used to berth there.  Now I know it's not huge on animals, but if you look close you'll see the sea gulls - lots and lots of seagulls - also very prevalent in Fraserburgh!

Challenges;
As You Like It - Animals or People - Animals - I just find them easier!
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Jx

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Autumn/Fall

Well for those that visited my blog on Monday you will have read my kitchen news and the good news is, the workmen arrived and work is now underway - the bad news is I have no kitchen for 3 weeks and my living room is out of action too as I'm getting new flooring throughout both!  Hopefully next visit it will be all smiles and a progress report, but for now, back to Team A again and the latest challenge at MAWTT, and this time we are looking for creations relating to

Autumn/Fall

So for my card I went for autumnal colours and this gorgeous sweetie from Wee Stamps!


The stamp was a new purchase pre coloured digi, but my papers are from the back of the drawer and were a favourite of mine a couple of years ago (Bo Bunny).

Challenges;

Monday, 9 October 2017

Die Cuts

Morning all and hopefully it will be a good morning.  I'm typing this up in Sept, but all going to plan the workmen should be arriving this morning to start my new kitchen...hopefully their timescales won't have slipped!

Anyway, back to the Ooh La La challenge and today I've set it as...

Die Cuts
So for my card, I used an image and papers from the Paula Oakley CD, then once my card was layered up I added loads of die cuts as you can all see!


Challenges;
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday card
Di's Digi's - Add a sentiment
As You Like it - Ribbon or flowers - to be honest I like both but on this card flowers seemed to work better so I'll go with flowers...for now!
Aud Sentiment - Die cut & sentiment - Or in my case a die cut sentiment!
Craft Rocket - Birthdays or pretty pink...think I have both!
Creative Knockouts - AG
Fab n Funky - Pretty in Pink
Jx


Monday, 25 September 2017

Harvest Time

Can you believe it, September almost been and gone already, the nights are getting darker quicker and the weather is turning that bit colder - it's Autumn already and heading fast towards Winter!

Today's challenge from Ooh La La, with an Autumn feel is

Harvest Time

Which to me means fruits on the harvest table!  And those fruits just happen to be apples baked in a pie - no four and twenty blackbirds though, just a few butterfly!

Challenges;
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
Glitter n Sparkle - Happy Birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Di's Digi's - Autumn
Jx

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sentimental

It's never a good idea to leave DT work till the last minute as things have a habit of going wrong and what seems like a reasonable plan fails in every respect!  Think my report card this week will read, "Could do better!"

More of my ramblings in a minute, but first the latest challenge over at MAWTT set by Christine, and to feature a sentiment as the focal point - no stamped pics - just a verse! 


So my card uses one of the great Visual Image sentiment stamps I won at the Stamping Sensations Challenge a couple of months back, (thanks again), and combines white and ivory card and several of my favourite dies.

As for the colour of the card - yeah...white and ivory, not beige, and certainly not pink!  Oh the joys of night photography with a failing battery!

Challenges;
Addicted to stamps and more - CAS
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - CAS
Jx

Daylight makes such a difference to photography, same card and a charged battery!



Monday, 11 September 2017

Happily Ever After

Today's card was for friends who married this summer, but it's also for the latest Ooh La La Challenge which has been set this time by Wynn as;

Happily Ever After


Now I've used this image before, from the freebie section on the Ooh La La site, and I've combined it with the papers from the Love file on the Shawn Jenkin's CD to make this wedding card.

Challenges
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Allsorts - 2 DP's
Sweet Stampin - Wedding / Anniversary - Tags are LOTV stamps

Jx


Monday, 28 August 2017

Lace

This time the new challenge over at Ooh La La has been set as by Tez and she's looking to see some

Lace.


Hopefully we'll have lots of entries this time around as lace is so easy to incorporate into a card.  For my card, I chose files from the Say it with Words CD and along with lace, added pearls and a corner diecut.

Challenges;
Crafty Friends - 65 - Birthdays
Alphabet Challenge - L - Lace
Fussy and Fancy - Things with wings - Butterflies
Craft Rocket - Animal Kingdom
Creative Moments - AG
Jx

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Things Beginning with 'B'

These challenges don't half come around quick! I think you can tell I'm spending less hours in my craft room these days, and if I haven't worked ahead, it's a mad rush to get my cards made on time! Oops!

Luckily I had this one made up before I went on holiday, so it was just a case of typing the post before it went live.  And the theme this time at MAWTT is...

Something/s Beginning with "B"


Bath/Bubbles/Bathing/Butterflies/Blooms & Birthday

So I think I covered quite a few B's with this bathing beauty from Pink Gem.  Jx

Challenges;
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment
A Gem of A challenge - Birthday Wishes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes Jx